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Arcadian waters and wanton seas : the iconology of waterscapes in nineteenth-century transatlantic culture / Arne Neset.

Author/Creator:
Neset, Arne.
Publication:
New York : Peter Lang, ©2009.
Series:
American university studies. General literature Series XIX, v. 36.
American university studies. Series XIX, General literature ; v. 36
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Marine painting, American -- 19th century.
Landscape painting, American -- 19th century.
Painting, American -- European influences.
Symbolism in art.
Landscape painting, American.
Marine painting, American.
Painting, American -- European influences.
Symbolism in art.
Gewässer (Motiv)
Landschaftsmalerei.
USA.
Landschaftsmalerei -- USA -- Marinemalerei -- Geschichte 1800-1900.
Marinemalerei -- Landschaftsmalerei -- USA -- Geschichte 1800-1900.
Landschaftsmalerei -- Marinemalerei -- Europa -- Rezeption -- USA -- Geschichte 1800-1900.
Marinemalerei -- Landschaftsmalerei -- Europa -- Rezeption -- USA -- Geschichte 1800-1900.
USA -- Landschaftsmalerei -- Marinemalerei -- Geschichte 1800-1900.
Europa -- Landschaftsmalerei -- Marinemalerei -- Rezeption -- USA -- Geschichte 1800-1900.
USA -- Geschichte 1800-1900 -- Rezeption -- Europa -- Landschaftsmalerei -- Marinemalerei.
Summary:
"Arcadian Waters and Wanton Seas argues that nationalistic or exceptionalist interpretations disregard deep-rooted iconological traditions in transatlantic culture. Depictions and ideas of nature go back to the classical ideas of Arcadia and Eden in which fountains, ponds, lakes, rivers, and finally the sea itself are central elements. Following their European colleagues, American artists typically portrayed the American Arcadia through the classical conventions." "Arcadian Waters and Wanton Seas adopts the interdisciplinary and comparative methodological perspectives that characterize American studies. The book draws on art history, cultural history, literature, and the study of the production and use of visual images, and will serve well as a textbook for courses on American studies or cultural history of the Western world."--Jacket.
Contents:
Country matters
Paysages moralisés
Claude and Salvator in America
River arcadias
Sweet water
Rowing in Eden
Hunters in Eden
Painted ships and arcadian beaches
The angry sea
Waterscapes in twentieth-century transatlantic culture.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-265) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Neset, Arne. Arcadian waters and wanton seas.
ISBN:
9781433102974
1433102978
OCLC:
193912197
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